Fall Fashion Must-Haves and Where to Find Them

Fall is here!  Bring on the cool nights, creative Halloween costumes and makeup, the apple picking, the spooky attractions, and of course pumpkin everything! (Oh and I mean EVERYTHING!) Although you may be ready for fall, is your wardrobe prepared? Here are some staple pieces for the new season – and shopping destination suggestions that won’tContinue reading “Fall Fashion Must-Haves and Where to Find Them”

September Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal – Mac Cosmetics, Tarte, and more!

Happy Fall everyone! With the arrival of fall, get ready to welcome some new and exciting beauty trends – and no, I am not talking about the ‘wavy brow’ trend. I’m talking about the really awesome shades of the fall eye shadow looks – burgundy, rose golds, and metallics. This season, long lashes are anContinue reading “September Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal – Mac Cosmetics, Tarte, and more!”

August Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal

I can’t believe it’s already the end of August! I’m sad that the warm weather will be coming to an end soon, but I am looking forward to fall weather – and fall fashion, hair and makeup trends! Anyway, here’s what I got this month in my Ipsy subscription. Aurora Pro Color Corrector in PistachioContinue reading “August Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal”

Brand Spotlight : Wet N’ Wild Cosmetics

All of the beauty influencers have been talking about the popular drugstore brand Wet N’ Wild. Jeffree Star – one of my absolute favorite makeup artists – is known for being brutally honest in all of his beauty reviews.  Jeffree raves about Wet N’ Wild cosmetics.  His recent video on their upcoming fall product lineContinue reading “Brand Spotlight : Wet N’ Wild Cosmetics”

July Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal

Every month, I look forward to receiving my monthly bag from Ipsy.  I’ve decided to start sharing my reviews on each of the bags I’ve received – and ways to incorporate each of these items into your every-day beauty routine! I also hope that these reviews can be helpful in deciding if this subscription serviceContinue reading “July Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal”

Beau Gâchis Paris : Luxe & Affordable Beauty

Beau Gâchis Cosmetics just might be my new favorite beauty obsession. “Beau gâchis” is French and translates to Beautiful Mess”. Anyone who knows me knows that I love anything and everything French – and anything related to beauty. Sure enough, this brand delivers high-quality, professional makeup brushes, beauty sponges and other beauty tools and accessoriesContinue reading “Beau Gâchis Paris : Luxe & Affordable Beauty”

Lang Leav’s Debut Novel Shines with Breathtaking Detail and Poetic Brilliance

  Lang Leav is the author of several bestselling books of prose and poetry – Love & Misadventures, Lullabies, Memories, and The Universe of Us. The literary world fell for her beautiful words – as did the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Leav has announced the publication of her very first debut novel, SadContinue reading “Lang Leav’s Debut Novel Shines with Breathtaking Detail and Poetic Brilliance”

Beauty that Gives Back : GLOW for a Cause

Being able to make conscious decisions about the products you buy is important. I continuously seek out brands that have a positive social impact on communities around the world. Brand integrity matters – especially in industries such as fashion and beauty, where even some of the most successful companies partake in unethical business practices .Continue reading “Beauty that Gives Back : GLOW for a Cause”

Exit West Imparts a Beautiful Truth : “We Are All Migrants Through Time”

“In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not openly at war, a young man met a young woman in a classroom and did not speak to her. For many days.” Exit West explores the difficulties a country and its inhabitants face when confronted with conflict. The novel takesContinue reading “Exit West Imparts a Beautiful Truth : “We Are All Migrants Through Time””

Benjamin Ludwig’s Debut Novel Stuns with Authenticity & Purpose

On May 2nd, New Hampshire author Benjamin Ludwig will be releasing his very first novel, Ginny Moon. Selected as a B&N Summer 2017 Discover Great New Writers book, this highly anticipated read is about to take the literary world by storm in more ways than one. The story is told from the entertaining and captivatingContinue reading “Benjamin Ludwig’s Debut Novel Stuns with Authenticity & Purpose”

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